RHYL 1879 are just one point away from claiming the North Wales Coast (East) League Premier Division title.

A draw at home to Meliden on Wednesday will seal the championship.

Last Wednesday, the Lilywhites headed to fellow high-flyers Prestatyn Sports for a key contest and it was the visitors who triumphed 2-0.

On 24 minutes, experienced midfielder Mike Walsh found the back of the net with a 25-yard free kick.

Carl Lamb doubled the advantage with a fine header on the hour.


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On Saturday, Rhyl welcomed Llandyrnog United to Belle Vue for the second meeting between the sides in the space of a week.

Pre-match, the club was saddened to hear that veteran match steward Leo Whittington was ill in hospital.

Everyone at Rhyl 1879 wishes him well and looks forward to seeing him back at Belle Vue very soon.

Going into the game, manager Gareth Thomas was forced into making some changes due to injuries and illness, but was able to keep the spine of the team he has selected for the last few weeks.

Llandyrnog were put under pressure right from the off, with Carl Lamb setting up Macauley Taylor for the opening goal after five minutes.

It was Lamb who would score next on 17 minutes, lifting the ball over keeper Dylan Jones and into the net.

A fine start to the second half saw Leon Atkins soon slot in goal number three.

Just a couple of minutes later and it was 4-0 with Lamb scoring following a lovely weighted ball from Macauley Taylor.

Manager Gareth Thomas would make the first substitution on 54 minutes with Ryan Hassett replacing Mike Walsh, while the visitors would make there only change at the same time with Tom Hughes replacing Joshua Newcombe.

Lamb went on to complete his hat-trick on 64 minutes, and score his 25th of the season.

The visitors get a consolation goal on 66 minutes with substitute Tom Hughes finishing a rare counterattack move with a superb finish.